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Benefits of Red Clover And Its Side Effects

Red clover is used for cancer prevention, indigestion, high cholesterol, whooping cough, cough, asthma, bronchitis, and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs).It can also be used for symptoms of menopause such as hot flashes; for breast pain or tenderness (mastalgia); and for premenstrual syndrome (PMS).Red clover is also applicable to the skin for skin cancer, skin sores, burns, and acute skin diseases including eczema and psoriasis.

Benefits of Red Clover And Its Side Effects

Table of Content

Red Clover
Nutritional Value of Red Clover
Health Benefits of Red Clover
Reduces Menopausal Symptoms
Hypertension
Lowers the Risk for Cancer
Treats Skin Inflammation
Fights Respiratory Infections
Improves Cardiovascular Health
Maintain Bone Strength
Makes Hair Strong
Prevents Cancer
Uses of Red Clover
Side-Effects & Allergies of Red Clover
Cultivation of Red Clover

Red Clover

Red clover, scientific namem Trifolium pratense, is a herbaceous species of flowering plant in the bean family Fabaceae. It is a herbaceous, short-lived perennial plant,with size much varying, growing to 20–80 cm tall. The leaves are alternate, trifoliate (with three leaflets), each leaflet 15–30 mm long and 8–15 mm broad, colored green with a characteristic pale crescent in the outer half of the leaf. The petiole is 1–4 cm long, with two basal stipules that suddenly narrow to a bristle-like point. The flowers are dark pink with a paler base, 12–15 mm long, produced in a dense inflorescence. Red clover is highly valued for its nitrogen fixation abilities which enhances soil fertility and is often used as a fodder crop.

Nutritional Value of Red Clover

In addition to isoflavones and genistein, red clover also contains calcium, chromium, magnesium, niacin, phosphorus, potassium, thiamine, and vitamin C which provide ample health benefits to humans.

Health Benefits of Red Clover

Mentioned below are the best health benefits of Red Clover
Health Benefits of Red Clover

Reduces Menopausal Symptoms

The hormonal impacts of red clover are significant, specially for women. The isoflavones found in red clover is similar to estrogen, so for those women who may struggle to maintain estrogen levels, red clover can aid to balance their hormonal shifts and prevent mood swings, as well as reduce breast pain. This is also useful for women undergoing PMS as well as menopause, as both of these times can cause dangerous or unpredictable fluctuations in hormone levels.

Hypertension

The anti inflammatory properties of red clover is beneficial in relieving stress and anxiety and thus curbs the tendency of hypertension.

Lowers the Risk for Cancer

Isoflavones play some role in preventing cancer cells from multiplying or growing and also might be able to induce apoptosis (self-destruction of cancer cells).Red clover use for carcinogenic treatments include those related to hormonal changes, such as prostate, breast and endometrial cancer.

Treats Skin Inflammation

Red clover’s isoflavones are beneficial for slowing down signs of aging on the skin, as well as lowering inflammatory skin conditions like psoriasis, eczema and various rashes. Red clover’s effects on estrogen levels provide most of its anti-inflammatory, UV protective, collagen-boosting and wound-healing potentials. It is also used to boost the health of the skin follicles, the scalp and nails

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Fights Respiratory Infections

Red clover is used for prevention and treatment of respiratory conditions like whooping cough, colds, asthma and bronchitis.It has natural cleansing effects within the body and thus reduces anxiety and discomfort during illness,It also helps to loosen phlegm and calm bronchial spasms, improve sleep quality, and help flush extra mucus and fluids from the respiratory system.

Improves Cardiovascular Health

Improves Cardiovascular Health

Red clover can help improve arterial health,reduce the risk for atherosclerosis (hardening or thickening of the arteries), enhance circulation, control high cholesterol and help prevent coronary heart disease. Red clover helps prvent heart disease because of the presence of isoflavones, which can increase HDL “good” cholesterol, lower blood clots from forming and produce more flexibility in arteries.This phenomemnon is called “arterial compliance” and helps improve blood flow from the heart to the remaning body, while also thinning the blood and carrying more nutrients to cells.

Maintain Bone Strength

Red clover helps with bone recovery and cuts down the risk for osteoporosis, especially in post-menopausal women who are at the greatest risk for fractures and bone loss.The isoflavones present in red clover helps significantly improve bone conditions even in old ages.

Makes Hair Strong

Rich in isoflavones,Red clover tea is an effective hair rinse.It also makes the hair strong by eleminating dandruff and scalp irritations. The use of red clover softens the hair, adds greater volume to thicken hair and luster to the hair. It also makes the hair more manageable and less frizzy.

Prevents Cancer

The isoflavones present in red clover along with their estrogen-like effects help in fighting cancerous cells and thus lower the chances of more damage. Red clover has been proved to be the most effective in the prevention of endometrial and prostate cancer.It helps in preventing cancer by killing cancer cells (apoptosis).

Uses of Red Clover

Red clover has often been used to treat whooping cough and other throat related conditions such as bronchitis and sore throats. It is used in tinctures to help treat skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis.

Side-Effects & Allergies of Red Clover

Side effects, including nausea, muscle aches, headaches, and heavy periods in some women have been found due to red clovers.The safety of red clover usage in patients with breast or endometrial cancer has not yet been established.People with protein S deficiency have an increased risk of forming blood clots and red clover might increase the risk of clot formation in these people because it has some of the effects of estrogen.

Cultivation of Red Clover

Trifolium pratense, the red clover, is a member of the bean family Fabaceae, native to Bulgaria ,Europe, Western Asia and northwest Africa, but planted and naturalised in many other regions.Red clover is best cultivated in the later part of spring and when sown earlier in the spring season (or late in the fall the previous year), it results in more harvests, and thus a greater overall yield over the growing season.

Popular Questions & Answers

How to make home made mouth wash, here you have mentioned mouthwash not advisable, which is available in the market. It may contain alcohol. We can make at home our own mouth wash. What are the ingredients for making that at home?

MD PHYSICIAN
General Physician, Delhi
You can prepare various mouth wash like made from clover, Place cloves in a heat-proof container (such as a canning jar). Pour boiling water over cloves. Cover the container with a lid or plate and leave mixture to cool. Once cool, strain out the cloves and pour the clove-infused water into a clean container. Rinse mouth with approximately 1 teaspoon of the mixture. This mouthwash will keep approximately one week. A salt water rinse is not a mouthwash per se, but it is especially helpful for healing sore gums and ridding the mouth of bacteria. You can use peppermint, orange, lemon, lime… no need to boil it and it stores indefinitely. 10 drops essential oil mixed with 2 cups filtered water. Put in a dark bottle to store. Shake before use.

I have scaly dermatitis on left foot and right ankle. Doctors have tried clobetasol, miconazole,fluconazole, vitamin E, clotrimazole.I am suffering from 25 years. No benefit. I can't afford costly treatment. I have developed hyperthyroidism due to medicines.

Certificate Course in Fitness Management
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Faridabad
Hello, you can try some natural herbs and home remedies. I am listing some below: - Include virgin olive oil in the daily diet, and use flaxseeds or flaxseed capsules. - Eat plenty of raw seeds, nuts, sprouts, and beans, and sometimes cooked beans and seeds. - Take evening primrose oil (GLA) capsules. - Use blood- and skin-cleansing herbs. Try three parts burdock root, two parts red clover flower, and two parts dandelion root. - Liver and bowel cleanses and detoxification programs are helpful. You can take milk thistle herb for some time.

Main 22 year ki ladki hon main bohut patli hon or breast size b nahi hai sab mujhe silpot bolte hai please kuchh medichine batao jaise main meri breast or weight badha saku.

BHMS
Homeopath, Raebareli
Red clover is made up of four phytoestrogens that are believed to help increase breast size naturally. This herb can also make your breasts firm. 1. Add one or two teaspoons of dried red clover flowers to one cup of hot water. 2. Allow it to steep for 30 minutes. 3. Strain and drink this tea two or three times a day. 4. Follow this remedy for a few months to get the desired result. Also take a glass of warm milk and banana daily in morning. Include nuts and ghee daily in your diet. Consult after 4 weeks of following the above.
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Hi I am 25 Yr Old and am suffering pigmentation problem and this is distributing my all bodies like forehead legs and underarms also I am very street for that please suggest me.

BHMS
Homeopath, Delhi
pigmentation is due to overproduction of melanin by the pigment cells, melanocytes, which is taken up by the keratinocytes (epidermal melanosis) and/or deposited in the dermis.pigmentation may be due to autoimmune diseases and allergies,hormonal imbalance,any infection or skin disease.treatment for discolored skin patches depends on the underlying cause. If there is finds an underlying health condition,it attempt to treat that particular condition first. The skin discoloration may be resolved with medical treatments or home remedies.you can try some home remedy like. Over-the-counter creams: Vitamin A or E creams can help reduce the appearance of skin discoloration and boost overall skin health. Lemon juice: Apply lemon juice twice per day to lighten skin areas that have darkened. This may reduce the appearance of discolored skin patches in six to eight weeks. Castor oil: Apply castor oil to discolored areas twice per day, or wear a bandage soaked in castor oil overnight. This can help smooth the skin and break down excess melanin. Vitamin C: Eat foods rich in vitamin C, an essential nutrient for skin health. Fruits high in vitamin C include cantaloupe, oranges, and pineapple. Drink tea: Drinking tea made from burdock, red clover, or milk thistle might reduce skin discoloration.

I am 21 year old but My breast size is very small. So please consult how to increase my breast size.

M Ch. Plastic Surgery, MS - General Surgery, MBBS
Cosmetic/Plastic Surgeon, Durg
Dear user, no medicines have any proven effect to increase breast size. To increase breast size, following are the options massage your breasts daily for about 30 minutes. It may increase your breast size a little, but results are very unpredictable. Breast implants are time tested and successful option for increasing the size of breasts. These are saline or silicon implants which comes in various sizes and gives a long lasting increase in breast size with a very natural appearance and near normal feel. Another option is lipofilling filling in which your own fat from the tummy and thighs is used to fill up your breast and increase its size. It gives an additional advantage of shaping your body. It however may require stages and actual results are seen in 4 months time.

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Vaginal Lubrication - How It Can Be Managed?

Ph.D - Ayurveda
Sexologist, Coimbatore
Vaginal Lubrication - How It Can Be Managed?

Are you experiencing reduced libido along with intense dryness in your genitals? Loss of libido is a tough thing to cope with in women. In spite of having a great sex life, your vaginal area can become nonresponsive because of several reasons. You might not even know what is happening and the reasons which are causing the condition. These conditions are common in the menopause stage in women.

Reasons for decreased libido and vaginal dryness:

1. Several changes occur in a woman’s body during the menopause stage. The sex hormones, which include estrogen and progesterone start decreasing. This may lower your libido, cause vaginal dryness and affect your sex life to a great extent.

2. Testosterone is the sex hormone which turns you on or gets you into the mood for having sex. When the production of this hormone is insufficient, the urge for having sex gets affected and reaching an orgasm gets even harder.

3. The decrease in estrogen production causes several physical changes in a woman. The blood circulation to your sexual organs gets reduced, making you less sensitive to any kind of sexual stimulation. It also leads to vaginal dryness. The walls of the vagina also become thin due to which penetration may get painful.

Remedies for decreased libido

1. You should start practicing breathing exercises and do meditation for at least thirty minutes every day. This will enable you to eliminate stress, which is a primary trigger for decreased libido.

2. For balancing the estrogen levels, you should consume phytoestrogenic tea and supplements. Some important herbs which you should take include black cohosh, red clover and dong quai.

3. You should also consume aphrodisiac food items. Garlic is such a food item, which contains allicin and increases the blood flow to the vagina. Dark chocolate can also be taken.

Remedies for vaginal dryness

Several conventional vaginal lubricants may lead to irritation, infection and dryness of the vagina.

1. You should always use a natural lubricant, which is not associated with side effects and works effectively. Natural lubricants such as tea tree oil, coconut oil and vitamin E based oils provide effective vaginal lubrication. They also moisturize and repair the vagina.

2. You must keep fit and active. Regular cardio or yoga sessions will help with enhanced blood flow to your sexual organs, making you feel wet.

3. You should drink plenty of water and always stay hydrated in order to prevent dryness in the vagina.

Most importantly, it is a good idea to continue having sex. If you shy away and do not make any effort, the problem of decrease in libido will continue. Therefore, sex is the best way of encouraging your body. Proper communication with your partner is also necessary. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Sexologist.

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3 Ways To Treat Vaginal Dryness

Sexual Health Clinic
Sexologist, Delhi
3 Ways To Treat Vaginal Dryness

Are you experiencing reduced libido along with intense dryness in your genitals? Loss of libido is a tough thing to cope with in women. In spite of having a great sex life, your vaginal area can become nonresponsive because of several reasons. You might not even know what is happening and the reasons which are causing the condition. These conditions are common in the menopause stage in women.

Reasons for decreased libido and vaginal dryness:

1. Several changes occur in a woman’s body during the menopause stage. The sex hormones, which include estrogen and progesterone start decreasing. This may lower your libido, cause vaginal dryness and affect your sex life to a great extent.

2. Testosterone is the sex hormone which turns you on or gets you into the mood for having sex. When the production of this hormone is insufficient, the urge for having sex gets affected and reaching an orgasm gets even harder.

3. The decrease in estrogen production causes several physical changes in a woman. The blood circulation to your sexual organs gets reduced, making you less sensitive to any kind of sexual stimulation. It also leads to vaginal dryness. The walls of the vagina also become thin due to which penetration may get painful.

Remedies for decreased libido:

1. You should start practicing breathing exercises and do meditation for at least thirty minutes every day. This will enable you to eliminate stress, which is a primary trigger for decreased libido.

2. For balancing the estrogen levels, you should consume phytoestrogenic tea and supplements. Some important herbs which you should take include black cohosh, red clover and dong quai.

3. You should also consume aphrodisiac food items. Garlic is such a food item, which contains allicin and increases the blood flow to the vagina. Dark chocolate can also be taken.

Remedies for vaginal dryness:

Several conventional vaginal lubricants may lead to irritation, infection and dryness of the vagina.

1. You should always use a natural lubricant, which is not associated with side effects and works effectively. Natural lubricants such as tea tree oil, coconut oil and vitamin E based oils provide effective vaginal lubrication. They also moisturize and repair the vagina.

2. You must keep fit and active. Regular cardio or yoga sessions will help with enhanced blood flow to your sexual organs, making you feel wet.

3. You should drink plenty of water and always stay hydrated in order to prevent dryness in the vagina.

Most importantly, it is a good idea to continue having sex. If you shy away and do not make any effort, the problem of decrease in libido will continue. Therefore, sex is the best way of encouraging your body. Proper communication with your partner is also necessary. If you wish to discuss any specific problem, you can consult a sexologist.

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Drinking Milk - Can it Cause Male Breast?

MD-Ayurveda, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine & Surgery (BAMS)
Sexologist, Haldwani
Drinking Milk - Can it Cause Male Breast?

The development of a girl’s breast at puberty is a major differentiating factor between the silhouette of a boy and a girl. However, sometimes, men too can develop breast tissue. This condition is known as Gynecomastia. While it is not fatal or very harmful to a person’s overall health, it can cause emotional distress and affect a person’s self-confidence.

Gynecomastia can be triggered by a number of factors including diet, lifestyle, hormonal imbalances etc. One of the most surprising causes of this condition is milk. This is because milk is considered to be rich in oestrogen. When talking of milk, it can be categorised as organic and non-organic milk. In order to increase the amount of milk, a cow can produce they are often injected with hormones. Milk collected from cows who have received such treatment is known as non-organic milk while milk collected from cows who have not received any form of treatment to boost milk production can be termed as organic milk. Non-organic milk may also have a higher than normal IGF-I level. This refers to an insulin-like growth factor that aids in the development of breast tissue.

The main reason milk consumption is encouraged is for its high calcium levels. However, you can get your calcium from other natural sources as well. Green leafy vegetables like spinach, kale and bok-choy are very rich in calcium and the calcium from these vegetables can be very easily absorbed by our bodies. Thus, skipping your glass of milk will not give you weak bones.

Gynecomastia can be treated. Increasing your intake of cruciferous vegetables like broccoli and cauliflower can help absorb and remove oestrogen from the digestive tract before it goes into the blood stream. Spices like turmeric can increase testosterone levels and help balance hormones. Phytoestrogens like flax seeds and soy can also help treat gynecomastia by minimising oestrogen levels and reducing cholesterol.

Two ayurvedic herbs that can increase the production of testosterone and thus, help maintain a balance between oestrogen and testosterone are tribulus terrestris and cordycep. Red clover can also help reduce oestrogen levels. Sarsaparilla is yet another ayurvedic herb that can help treat this condition by strengthening muscles.

In addition to these dietary changes and herbal medicines, one must also exercise to reduce fat tissue in the chest area. Lifting weights or chest bench presses are ideal exercises to strengthen chest muscles and reduce gynecomastia. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Sexologist.

 

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Quit Smoking By Natural Remedies

Ayurveda, Delhi
Quit Smoking By Natural Remedies

Home Remedies to Quit Smoking

1. Oats

Oats is an age-old remedy used to quit smoking. It is one of the best home remedies to stop smoking. Take a tablespoon of ground oats and mix it in 2 cups of boiled water. Leave it for a night, and then, boil it the next morning for about 10 minutes. Drink it after every meal. Avoid taking it at night. Oats helps to flush out the harmful toxins from the body while lowering the craving for smoking. It also helps in easing the withdrawal symptoms.

2. Water

Drinking plenty of water is the ultimate remedy to treat the habit of smoking. Water will help in detoxifying the body. Whenever you feel the urge to smoke, drink a glass of water. This will not only decrease the craving but will also reduce the withdrawal symptoms.

3. Cayenne Pepper

Cayenne pepper is also one of the best natural remedies to stop smoking. Include the spice in your diet or mix a few pinches in a glass of water. Cayenne pepper helps in desensitizing the respiratory system to all the addictive things, such as tobacco and nicotine. It also helps to lessen the craving for smoking.

4. Ginger

One of the most common withdrawal symptoms of smoking is nausea, which can be easily eased up by taking ginger juice.

5. Lobelia

Lobelia is also beneficial in lessening the craving for smoking. It helps to overcome the withdrawal symptoms, such as nausea, irritation, too much hunger, as well as poor concentration.

 

6. Multivitamins

Smoking causes deficiency of a number of vital nutrients in our body. This can be replenished by supplements of Vitamin A, C and E. These also help in coping up with the withdrawal symptoms of smoking. Vitamin A is beneficial in repairing the damaged mucus while Vitamin E repairs the damaged cells due to smoking. You can have orange juice to replenish the deficiency of Vitamin C in the body.

7. Radish

This is another reliable home remedy to quit smoking. Grate a radish and take out its juice. Mix some honey in it, and drink it at least 2 times a day.

8. Licorice Stick

One of the most opted natural remedies to refrain oneself from smoking is chewing a licorice stick whenever you feel the urge to smoke. This is a good substitute of a cigarette.

 

9. Grape Seed Extract 

Consume grape seed extract to repair the damage of lungs, caused due to smoking.

10. Grape Juice

The acidic content of grape juice will help to flush out the nicotine from the body, so drink grape juice daily while you are ready to quit smoking.

11. St. John’s Wort

This herb is useful in reducing the urge to smoke. It has been studied that 450 mg of St. John’s Wort capsule, if taken twice a day, will help to alleviate the habit of smoking.

12. Hyssop

Hyssop can be taken to lessen the smoke withdrawal symptoms, such as anxiety and hysteria. It is also useful in clearing out the lung congestion.

13. Ginseng

Add a teaspoon of ginseng powder in your breakfast to help reduce the craving for smoking. Ginseng is an effective remedy to prevent the release of dopamine, one of the main components found in nicotine.

14. Valerian

Valerian is one of the best herbs to ease out smoking withdrawal symptoms, like stress, anxiety, restlessness and insomnia.

15. Honey

Honey is an excellent remedy in handling the cessation process of smoking. Honey contains beneficial vitamins, enzymes and proteins, which help in giving up the habit of smoking with ease.

16. Try Herbal Cigarettes

You can also try herbal cigarettes that have 0% nicotine in them. These are made with herbs, like mint, cinnamon, vanilla, licorice, lemongrass, cornsilk, or clover. They are completely nicotine free, but still give that same hand-to-mouth pattern and inhalation that smokers are used to. They come in plenty of flavor combinations for everyone to try

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Decreased Libido and Vaginal Lubrication. What can you Do?

D.Sc (Urology), PhD (Pscho Sexual Medicine)U.K., M.D.(Medicine)GOLD MEDALIST, M.B.B.S.
Sexologist, Lucknow
Decreased Libido and Vaginal Lubrication. What can you Do?

Are you experiencing reduced libido along with intense dryness in your genitals? Loss of libido is a tough thing to cope with in women. In spite of having a great sex life, your vaginal area can become nonresponsive because of several reasons. You might not even know what is happening and the reasons which are causing the condition. These conditions are common in the menopause stage in women.

Reasons for decreased libido and vaginal dryness:

1. Several changes occur in a woman’s body during the menopause stage. The sex hormones, which include estrogen and progesterone start decreasing. This may lower your libido, cause vaginal dryness and affect your sex life to a great extent.

2. Testosterone is the sex hormone which turns you on or gets you into the mood for having sex. When the production of this hormone is insufficient, the urge for having sex gets affected and reaching an orgasm gets even harder.

3. The decrease in estrogen production causes several physical changes in a woman. The blood circulation to your sexual organs gets reduced, making you less sensitive to any kind of sexual stimulation. It also leads to vaginal dryness. The walls of the vagina also become thin due to which penetration may get painful.

Remedies for decreased libido

1. You should start practicing breathing exercises and do meditation for at least thirty minutes every day. This will enable you to eliminate stress, which is a primary trigger for decreased libido.

2. For balancing the estrogen levels, you should consume phytoestrogenic tea and supplements. Some important herbs which you should take include black cohosh, red clover and dong quai.

3. You should also consume aphrodisiac food items. Garlic is such a food item, which contains allicin and increases the blood flow to the vagina. Dark chocolate can also be taken.

Remedies for vaginal dryness

Several conventional vaginal lubricants may lead to irritation, infection and dryness of the vagina.

1. You should always use a natural lubricant, which is not associated with side effects and works effectively. Natural lubricants such as tea tree oil, coconut oil and vitamin E based oils provide effective vaginal lubrication. They also moisturize and repair the vagina.

2. You must keep fit and active. Regular cardio or yoga sessions will help with enhanced blood flow to your sexual organs, making you feel wet.

3. You should drink plenty of water and always stay hydrated in order to prevent dryness in the vagina.

Most importantly, it is a good idea to continue having sex. If you shy away and do not make any effort, the problem of decrease in libido will continue. Therefore, sex is the best way of encouraging your body. Proper communication with your partner is also necessary. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a doctor and ask a free question.

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Table of Content

Red Clover
Nutritional Value of Red Clover
Health Benefits of Red Clover
Reduces Menopausal Symptoms
Hypertension
Lowers the Risk for Cancer
Treats Skin Inflammation
Fights Respiratory Infections
Improves Cardiovascular Health
Maintain Bone Strength
Makes Hair Strong
Prevents Cancer
Uses of Red Clover
Side-Effects & Allergies of Red Clover
Cultivation of Red Clover